[neomutt-users] Heads up - built-in editor is going away

Chris Bennett chris at bennettconstruction.us
Wed Jun 24 16:03:38 CEST 2020

On Wed, Jun 24, 2020 at 10:30:09AM +0000, Pietro Cerutti wrote:
> Hi all,
> with https://github.com/neomutt/neomutt/pull/2385 I am proposing to remove
> the code supporting the built-in editor. That is the message editor you get
> with 'set editor=builtin'. This is not the default.
> I personally don't see a reason to use the built-in editor instead of
> relying on an external editor of choice. Removing the built-in editor means
> getting rid of ~600 lines of almost unmaintained and little known code.
> However, if you consider the feature important to you and would like to keep
> it, please speak up so we can consider the pros and cons.
> Otherwise, I plan to merge the PR in ~ 1 week from now.
> Thanks,
> -- 
> Pietro Cerutti

If I can set EDITOR=vi (for using before installing vim),
Then +1, otherwise, what will happen? I use both vi (rarely but
occasionally to get certain advantages) but otherwise always vim.

KISS is important and it sounds like 600 lines is a big mess for so

Chris Bennett

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